IIT Delhi, Mumbai and Kharagpur among the top IITs in India!
The journey of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in India started in 1950 under the leadership of our first Education Minister Abul Kalam Azad. The first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) was established in Kharagpur in 1951. Later in 1956, the Parliament of India passed the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) Act wherein IIT Kharagpur was declared as an Institute of National Importance.
Every year, lakhs of students work hard with an endeavour to get into the top IITs in India and only the brilliant minds are able to pursue their dream in reality. With the establishment of four new IITs in 2016, there are now 23 IITs in India. IIT Chhattisgarh, IIT Goa, IIT Jammu & Kashmir and IIT Dharwad will begin their first session in 2016 itself.
Let’s take a look at the top IITs in India according to their rank-
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi was established in the year of 1959 and was registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act No. XXI of 1860 in June 1960. IIT Delhi was set up as the College of Engineering & Technology and renamed as Indian Institute of Technology Delhi later on. The same year, the institute was also declared an Institution of National Importance under the “Institute of Technology (Amendment) Act 1963”.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, commonly known as IIT-B was initiated in 1958 and was the first institute to be set up with foreign aid. Over the years, IIT B has been setting an example for other technical institutions in India.
Established in 1951, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur was the first IIT in India. The first session of IIT Kharagpur started in August 1951 with 224 fresher and 42 teachers. Since then, IIT Kharagpur holds its legacy and has always been placed among the best IITs in India.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, also known as IIT Chennai was inaugurated by Prof. Humayun Kabir, Union Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs in 1959. IIT Madras is among the first sixteen IITs listed under The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961.
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur alias IITK was situated in 1959 and was registered under Registration of Society Act XXI of 1860 on November 2, 1959. IIT Kanpur was the first institute to be formed with the assistance of a consortium of nine US research universities as part of the Kanpur Indo-American Programme (KIAP).
Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University, formerly known as Banaras Engineering College and was established in 1919. Later in 1968, it was renamed as Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT BHU). In 2012, IT BHU was titled as Indian Institute of Technology BHU Varanasi.
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati was formed in 1994 and is the sixth member of IIT group. As per the latest rankings by Times Higher Education (THE) 2016, IIT Guwahati is ranked 14th among 20 institutions as world’s best small universities.
Other than the aforementioned IITs, there are several other IITs that are placed among the top engineering institutes in India such as IIT Roorkee, IIT Hyderabad, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Patna, IIT Ropar etc.
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